News (December 2018)

Donate to Hospice

Donate to Hospice

Posted on 6th December 2018

By donating to the hospice in lieu of Christmas Cards your company could help make a real difference to St Peter & St James  Hospice, helping us to continue to provide expert and               compassionate hospice care to adults living with terminal illness in the   local area. It couldn’t be simpler I can arrange for a collecting pot to be put in your business or you can simply text  your   donation  – CORP18£?... read more

Rail News – Brighton Mainline

Rail News – Brighton Mainline

Posted on 6th December 2018

Dear Stakeholder, Last weekend, we completed the last of the work for 2018 on the Brighton Main Line Improvement Project. Preparatory work is progressing well ahead of the 9-day line closure in February 2019. Since our last update, the following work has been completed: • Balcombe Tunnel Junction – New signal bases were constructed and the site is now substantially prepped for the February work with all track panels delivered and dispersed trackside. •... read more

Support for Gatwick Master Plan

Support for Gatwick Master Plan

Posted on 6th December 2018

As a selection of many business organisations and individual companies, employing hundreds of thousands of people throughout London, the South East and beyond, we are writing to offer our firm support for the growth opportunities outlined in Gatwick Airport’s latest Master Plan. Gatwick is a linchpin of the regional economy and a significant national asset, contributing over £5bn to UK GDP, delivering 24,000 jobs at the airport and supporting a... read more

New Year Goals

New Year Goals

Posted on 6th December 2018

Remember to make your goals appealing As we hurtle towards the Christmas period, many people will use the festive break to reflect on what goals they’ll pursue in the New Year. Many will have heard of the SMART acronym for goal setting, but what does the A stand for? Effective goals are about choices, and choice is about what we want – all things considered! Read more here about goals, and remember to add ‘appeal’ to your reflections on what... read more

Apprentices Celebrate Success

Apprentices Celebrate Success

Posted on 6th December 2018

Apprentices celebrate success Over seventy newly qualified plumbers, gas engineers and electricians from Burgess Hill’s Steve Willis Training Centres were joined by their families and employers at the 2018 Apprenticeship Graduation Evening this week. Held at the Kings Centre, it was a chance to celebrate their hard work and to mark the completion of their gas, plumbing and electrical apprenticeships with the presentation of certificates and several... read more

Young Artisan of the Year

Young Artisan of the Year

Posted on 4th December 2018

Sponsorships wanted for this prestigious award competition… The Young Artisan of the Year Competition (YAY)  will be in its 33rd year in 2019.  The work produced by these young people is amazing and as the organisers we would like to attract more sponsorship if possible.  Last year over 10,000 people came into the marquee to see their work; it is always a great attraction at the show. Details of the competition are here The brochure for the... read more

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Steve Mooney
(Steven Mooney Machinery)

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Steve Cridland, CEO
(Burgess Hill Town Council)

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Angela Gill, Managing Director
(Bio Productions Ltd)

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Judi Arditi, Director
(Travail Employment Group)